Case Law

by Daniel Edelson

This video discusses how dissenting and concurring opinions, while not binding precedent, may still be influential. 

This video discusses dissenting opinions, in which a minority of judges explain why they disagree with the conclusion of a majority of judges.

What is a concurring opinion? This video introduces concurring opinions, where a judge agrees with the conclusions of a fellow judge or judges, but for different or additional reasons. 

What is a Circuit Split? This video explains what it means for one Circuit Court of Appeals to disagree with another Circuit Court of Appeals in the United States federal court system. The video also discusses how the Supreme Court can resolve the split.

What is binding case law? This video discusses binding precedent in the United States.